Multiple arrests for drug possession and related offenses have occurred since March 3.
Brandon S. Morgan, 26, North Bogardus Road, was found by officers on South Fourth Street on March 3 in a black Honda. Morgan was sitting in the driver's seat, but, according to Sgt. Rodney Watts' report, his speech was slurred and manual dexterity was described as poor. Scott County EMS was requested.
The probable cause affidavit filed in Scott Superior Court related that Morgan reportedly told EMS personnel that he had taken Xanax.
A pat-down of Morgan was conducted as the officer placed him in custody for public intoxication. That search allegedly revealed marijuana and a collection of controlled substances, including Alprazolam, Phentemine and a small amount of crystal methamphetamine.
Morgan appeared in Scott Superior Court on March 7, where a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him on charges of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and public intoxication. Bail was set at $45,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash. His jury trial is May 26, and his case has been assigned to a public defender.
Other cases filed in Scott Superior Court include:
•Ricky Lee Mullins, 39, Stanley, Wi., for possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance (MCN), both Level 6 felonies. He and a female companion were arrested after a traffic stop on March 10. A small amount of methamphetamine, a portable scale and $1,896.56 in cash were seized as evidence. His bail is set at $12,000 by surety bond/10% cash; his initial jury trial date is May 26.
•Loretta Lynn Turner, 46, Austin, for possession of methamphetamine Level 6 felony, and visiting a common nuisance (VCN), Class B misdemeanor. She was a passenger in Rickey Lee Mullins' car. Bail set at $15,000 by surety bond/10% cash, but she was placed on home detention and shall be allowed to go to medical appointments. Initial jury trial date is May 26.
•Leslie A. Talley, 37, Montgomery Street, Scottsburg, for theft, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, all Class A misdemeanors, and public intoxication, Class B. misdemeanor. State also filed a Notice of Prior Offense and a petition for detainer and/or greater-than-standard bond. She is now being held for 15 days without bond with bail set at $30,000 by surety bond or 10% cash. Her jury trial has initially been set for May 26.
•The initial court hearing for Jennifer M. Romero also known as Jennifer Wells, 31, North Vernon, was held on Monday, March 14. She is charged with possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor. She was found by Indiana State Troopers Matt Busick and Nathan Teusch in February at a Scottsburg motel allegedly using methamphetamine. Charges against her were filed on March 7 in Superior Court. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered, and a jury trial date of May 26 was scheduled. Bond is $30,000 corporate surety/10% cash.